Partners please for Strictly lessons
8:50am Friday 18th January 2013 in News
MEN are being encouraged to strut their stuff on the dancefloor as part of a fundraising spectacular.
Bolton Hospice has launched its appeal for 2013, Strictly Learn to Dance, which will see 10 men and 10 women given free lessons by professional teachers. A number of women have already come forward to take part, but more men are still needed to learn dance skills in aid of the hospice.
The Bolton News’ entertainments correspondent Melanie Wallwork is among the competitors taking part, and we will be following her and the other dancers’ progress throughout the competition.
Events manager Maria Passarello, from the hospice, said: “We would love the men of Bolton to come forward and show us their moves on the dance floor — we really need your support. What better way to raise money for a great cause and compete to be our very first Strictly champion?”
Once the 20 wannabe dancers have been recruited, they will be paired up and given 10 weeks to learn dance routines under expert supervision at Sandhams Dance Studio in Peel Street, Farnworth.
A grand finale event will be held at The Last Drop Village on Saturday, April 20, where the dancers will be cheered on by friends and family at a night of glitz and glamour.
Training for the live show starts next week and each person will be encouraged to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship for Bolton Hospice. Ms Passarello added: “Every year the running cost for the hospice increases and this year we need to raise £2.5million through our fundraising efforts.
“It costs £400 an hour to fund the services of the hospice for which we have to raise £300 and for every £1 that is donated, 83p is used for patient care and support.
“This event is a great way to raise funds and helps us to continue to care for the people of Bolton and their families facing a life-limiting illness.”
For more information, please contact Maria on 01204 663055, email maria.passarello @boltonhospice.org or download an application from boltonhospice.org.uk
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